5 Movie Watch List For A Graphic Designing Student

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A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly is an American animated film released in 2006. It’s a science fiction thriller directed by Richard Linklater and based on the novel of the same name, written by Philip K. Dick. The reason why graphic designers would love this film is that it makes use of the Rotoscoping technique, which some of you may be familiar of. The film has in fact taken Rotoscoping to the next level in the visual style. This technique makes use of Rotoshop, a graphics-editing program developed by Bob Sabiston.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 film directed by Terry Gilliam and it talks of a travelling theatre company where the leader has made a bet with the devil. The film was actually very popular during its release since it happens to be Heath Ledger’s last performance. Other famous actors, such as Johnny Depp and Jude Law, also starred in the film, portraying the transformations of Heath’s character. The movie will inspire graphic designers in the sense that it has some of the most beautiful scenarios with a compelling story that should motivate any designer out there.


Call it two thirds of director Gary Hustwit’s Design Trilogy. Objectified fetishizes the obsession behind industrial design. And Urbanized tours the world of urban planning. (Helvetica, arguably his most renowned film, is currently not available on Netflix Instant). Hustwit has a particular talent for digging into the granular thought processes of modern day designers without ever dumbing down their soundbites.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare before Christmas is one of Tim Burton’s most famous films, a musical fantasy thriller that was released in 1993. The movie makes use of a stop motion technique and any graphic designers who want to learn more about stop motion should watch it. If this movie intrigued you then you must check out for visual effects courses and also graphics designing in Kolkata which will be very essential for you.

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir is perhaps one of the best animation films of all time. This is an Israeli animated documentary directed by Ari Folman. The film depicts Folman in a search to recover his lost memories when he was a soldier during the Lebanon War in 1982. It is a truly great film, making use of some special techniques that are often confused with Rotoscoping. Unlike Rotoscoping, the Waltz with Bashir was created by means of a combination of the classic animation technique and Adobe Flash cut-outs.


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